Sunday, January 31, 2016

HELLO FROM THE OUTSIDE - ExMormon Song Parody

Another song parody... this one parodying a current song by Adele.  Of course, right now they're over-playing this song on the radio so I seem to hear it every time I'm driving in my car.  So naturally, with the way my ExMormon brain works, I started adding my own words and came up with the below parody.

Not surprisingly, the theme of this parody follows the ongoing theme of this blog--that Mormonism is replete with lies, that the history of the Mormon Church is extremely sordid, and that the religion itself is completely bogus.  But thankfully, after too many years of going along and trying to "just believe," I began doing my own independent research and finally realized that it is completely bogus.  Then, after struggling for quite a while with that realization, I ultimately left Mormonism behind.  Of course, TBMs who read this will most likely say I haven't moved on because I can't seem to leave it alone... but I've covered that empty argument in previous blog entries.


So now I can loudly say HELLO FROM THE OUTSIDE... outside the confines of a bogus religion that attempted to strip me of my own voice and individuality, but in the end was not able to do so any longer.

HELLO FROM THE OUTSIDE
Sung to the tune of Hello by Adele

Hello, it’s me,
I was wondering why with all the deceit you still believe.
When you look at everything
That the Mormon Church is telling you,
It’s lies and double-dealing.

Hello, can you hear me?
Those in Salt Lake City scheming about how to hide the truth.
When I was younger, naïve,
I just simply went along with all you told me to believe.

There's such a difference between us,
And a million miles.

Hello from the other side,
I must have asked a thousand times
Why within Mormonism everything makes no sense,
But when I asked, they simply told me more lies.

Hello from the outside,
At least I can say that I’ve tried
To simply believe all the lies that they tell,
But it don’t matter, the lying doesn’t tear them apart, never did.

Hello, what’s the deal?
It’s so typical of them to try to cover-up the history
Because it’s sordid,
Just why is it that you refuse to see that all of it is bogus?

It’s no secret that the Mormon Church
Is running out of time.

So hello from the other side,
I must have asked a thousand times
Why within Mormonism everything makes no sense,
But when I asked, they simply told me more lies.

Hello from the outside,
At least I can say that I’ve tried
To simply believe all the lies that they tell,
But it don’t matter, the lying doesn’t tear them apart, never did.

Ooooohh, never did.
Ooooohh, never did.
Ooooohh, never did.
Never did.

So hello from the other side,
I must have asked a thousand times
Why within Mormonism everything makes no sense,
But when I asked, they simply told me more lies.

Hello from the outside,
At least I can say that I’ve tried
To simply believe all the lies that they tell,
But it don’t matter, the lying doesn’t tear them apart, never did.

© Diane Tingen, 1/31/2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

HOW CLUELESS CAN THEY BE? LDS Hymn Parody #125

Yes, this is a question I ask myself all the time.  Just how clueless can Mormons be to "just believe" without using any type of critical thinking whatsoever?  So many of them are very intelligent people, and although they use critical thinking in other areas of their lives, they refuse to do so with their religion.  Why is that?  It makes no sense to me at all.

Of course, I remember being that way. I was once a TBM - so yes, I was once clueless as well.  But I remedied that situation and finally paid attention to the red flags that were springing up everywhere. All anyone really needs to do is go on Google and search for "Mormon Church History," because all kinds of troubling information comes up.  That was the springboard for me--studying Mormon Church History with all its sordid details. Realizing the truth behind the facade was my biggest AHA moment - the trigger that I needed to finally awaken to reality.  The truth about polygamy was just the tip of the iceberg (as was polyandry, when I finally discovered that little tidbit of information). Obviously, that's true for a lot of TBMs who either don't know or refuse to accept all the actual facts associated with that subject, which is pointed out in the below article... "incredulous" indeed.


Interesting reading - post from "Times & Seasons"

Of course, there are many subjects that TBMs are clueless about, and they really should go on websites like the below one which contains a lot of great information about the realities behind the "Mormon Curtain."

Mormon Think website
But thankfully, like my latest LDS hymn parody says, "But some do get away, can see that it's a fraud..."  And that's what I continue to hope for--that many, many more TBMs will awaken to the reality that the religion they are adhering to is a fraud and opt to leave it all behind.

HOW CLUELESS CAN THEY BE?

How clueless can they be?
How can they just believe?
They’re told to just accept it all,
Why are they so naïve?

Beneath the watchful eye
Of old men in Salt Lake,
The Mormon Church just shovels shit,
Aware that it’s all fake.

The members go along
With everything they’re told,
They’re even told to doubt their doubts,
So easily controlled.

But some do get away,
Can see that it’s a fraud.
And while they waded through the crap,
Demolished the façade.

And so the Mormon Church
With its apparent lies,
Can kiss my ass a thousand times
Since I’ve said my goodbyes.

Diane Tingen, 1/27/2016